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Audio Spot: ORNL monitoring energy efficiency systems at two Texas Wal-Marts
Oak Ridge Buildings Technology Center Director Jeff Christian said monitoring is being conducted in an existing Wal-Mart store and a newly opened store with 200 energy efficiency system sensors.
"Wal-Mart has a substantial monthly energy bill - something like $40,000 a month," Christian said. "This store has the possibility of reducing that about 40 percent."
Use of electricity is not the only monitoring that is taking place.
"Over this three-year period, we are going to be monitoring the overall energy savings and water savings," Christian added.
ORNL is managed by UT-Battelle for the Department of Energy.